Central Mass. school chiefs rip ‘unsustainable’ funding formula

Hosted at Fitchburg State University, Tuesday’s Central Massachusetts forum drew school administrators and school committee members from the Worcester, Fitchburg, Leominster, Gardner, Clinton, Framingham, Lunenberg, Winchendon, Ayer-Shirley, and Ashburnham-Westminster school systems.

Part of the novelty of the event, some officials pointed out, is that it’s not often such a disparate collection of towns and cities come together united on a single issue.

“It takes a while for everybody to get on the same page,” said Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella. But in the case of public school funding, he added, “if your community isn’t impacted yet, it will be.”

Scott O’Connell, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, January 08, 2019

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